Fiesta Drive-In

401 W. Fiesta Drive,
Carlsbad, NM 88220

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Fiesta Drive-In

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The Fiesta Drive-In originally opened in 1948, with a single screen. The massive original screen tower had a mural of a Mexican man and woman dancing, and was animated with neon lighting. Above them was the theater’s name in Streamline style lettering.

The Fiesta Drive-In closed in 1970, but was completely rebuilt in 1989 as a three screen drive-in with parking for over 600 cars, FM stereo sound, and a modern concession stand. The Fiesta Drive-In was open Friday through Monday year-round, but had closed by 2010. It was re-opened in the summer of 2012.

Contributed by Bryan

Recent comments (view all 8 comments)

KenLayton on April 2, 2011 at 1:04 am

The theater website does not work any more.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 2, 2011 at 2:56 pm

I have it parking 623 cars ,Bryan and was owned by Frontier Theatres;they owned both Drive-ins there in 1956.

Driveintheatre2001 on January 19, 2012 at 4:16 am

Sad! Didn’t know this one had closed! Wow.. Anyone know the reason of it closing? Here’s a photo I took of the Fiesta Drive In back in 2008… Enjoy..

Randy A Carlisle – Historical Photographer

Driveintheatre2001 on April 11, 2012 at 5:57 pm

**Update!! Their Website is now showing that the Fiesta Drive In Theatre will be reopening in under a month from now! Fiesta Website .. Good Luck to them all!!

Randy A Carlisle – Historical Photographer

KenLayton on April 11, 2012 at 6:06 pm

This is good news! Glad to hear they will be open again. :)

zachrogers on September 9, 2012 at 1:24 pm

Hello. My wife and I are currently the owners and managers of this theatre. Please see our website at for more information. Thanks for posting about us!

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on June 12, 2014 at 7:01 pm

Here is there Facebook page…

I could not find a regular website.

KenLayton on June 12, 2014 at 10:55 pm

It appears they only show single features.

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